Moon Times Display Options

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Moon Times Display Options

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Moonrise, Moonset, Moon Transit


You can specify how daily Moon Times (Moonrise, Moonset and Moon Transits) should be displayed :



The format in which to display the times obtained. A few pre-formatted selections are available, and you can create your own. This formatting is described in the topic Time Formatting. You should generally avoid using any formatting string that contains characters that refer to Windows global variables, since these can change on each workstation.

Round to Nearest Minute


Use this option to round off times to the nearest minute. For example, suppose we had the 2 following times : 07:33:13 and 17:24:43. With this option turned OFF, these times would be displayed as 07:33 and 17:24. However, if this option is turned ON, then these 2 times would be displayed as 07:33 and 17:24 (note how the 17:24 was rounded up to 17:25).


This setting lets you specify that minutes should be displayed with different attributes than the original token (hence than the hours). Usually this setting is used to display the minutes in a smaller size font than the hours.

If no time, display

There are days when no moonrise, moonset or moon phase occurs. This option allows you to specify what text to use to represent these non-times (for example --:--).


Sample output showing the effect of the format selected above on a time before noon and a time after noon.



In the case of Moon Transit times there is an additional option Display Moon Transit times even on days when the moon does not rise and set which can be used to determine what should happen to moon transit times when there are no moonrise and moonset (since moon transits are still defined on those days).


Moon all day above/below horizon


For locations above 66 degrees north (and below 66 degrees south), there are recurring periods, covering many days, when the Moon either never sets or never rises above the horizon. To display these times, you can use the [mab] Moon above/below horizon token and specify how you wish this to be displayed using the options below :


Show When

Use this setting to determine when the indications that there is no rise nor setting should appear : Always, on the first day, on the last day, or on both the first and last day, Any day without rise/set.


The text to display as replacement for the [mab] token on days when there is no rise/set. The font used can be set independently for cases when the celestial object does not rise/set because it is below the horizon or because it is above the horizon.

Change Font

Determines if the text used to replace the [mab] token uses a specific font (specified below) or if it should just be plain text displayed in the font of the original token.

Font Name

The font to use to display the text above. This text can also be set independently for cases when the celestial object does not rise/set because it is below the horizon or because it is above the horizon.



A similar set of options exists to indicate that the Sun is always above/below the horizon.

Topic 175325 updated on 24-Apr-2016.
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